Monday, June 04, 2007

100 Things About Me

I've seen this done on someone's blog whose work I admire very much. It's been nagging at the back of my mind for several days now so I had to do it as well. I also now officially tag every blogger in the known universe to do the same.

1. I learned to drive when I was ten.
2. I grew up on a farm.
3. I think pecan waffles should always be accompanied by a Dr. Pepper.
4. I think I am more clever than I actually am.
5. I think the four basic food groups are: Hot pastrami on sourdough, Cookies, Broiled Salmon, Coca-Cola.
6. As I’ve grown older I’ve become both more conservative and more tolerant. (Yes it can be done.)
7. I can’t seem to throw a football correctly.
8. I love books.
9. I mean I really love books, it’s almost an obsession.
10. If I had to choose between a beach and a library, 9 times out of 10 I’d choose the library.
11. When I get to Heaven God’s going to hand me a chocolate chip cookie.
12. I think it’s gonna taste really good.
13. I don’t shave every day.
14. I’d like to learn how to play the piano.
15. I’m not that fond of the sun.
16. I drive a truck.
17. I’ve worked with people that I did not like at all.
18. They never knew that.
19. My IQ is about 145 to 160 depending on the test.
20. My wife has consistently beaten me at Scrabble for over 15 years.
21. I have never lost a game of Trivial Pursuit to her.
22. When I talk to myself I’ll intentionally mispronounce words just so I can hear what they might sound like.
23. I’m in the Marine Corps Reserve.
24. I look good in pink.
25. One has nothing to do with the other.
26. I only applied to one college.
27. I don’t mind doing yard work.
28. I’ve been to Manhattan and Brooklyn and Queens but not the Bronx.
29. Joshua 24:15
30. I believe you and your house can do whatever you like.
31. I believe just because you can do something it doesn’t mean you should do it.
32. I’ve driven across the country twice.
33. I often wish that America’s pastime wasn’t internet gambling or daytime television but something a little more wholesome like, oh I don’t know, maybe baseball.
34. I speak a little Spanish.
35. It’s come in handy.
36. I believe that if you can work you should work.
37. I believe that applies to Bill Gates as well as the guy I see on the freeway off ramp.
38. I believe one of them is working, and it shows.
39. I believe one of them is not working, and it shows.
40. I’ve been writing stories since I was a child.
41. I sold my first story when I was 37.
42. I plan on maintaining that same rate of success and publishing my novel when I’m 189.
43. I know several police officers.
44. That’s never come in handy.
45. I’ve set foot in 8 countries besides the United States.
46. When I was a child my friend and I created our own talk and variety show on tape cassette.
47. At the time I thought it was the funniest thing in the world.
48. I watched a cow get slaughtered when I was twelve.
49. I didn't think there was anything funny about that.
50. I’m fascinated by the very real chance that life will be discovered on other worlds before I die.
51. I’m glad God made the universe big enough to allow for that.
52. I’m a fair cook.
53. I don’t believe human activity can destroy the planet.
54. I believe human activity can make some local areas very unlivable for a very long time.
55. I know too much about my kids’ favorite cartoons.
56. The last time I went hunting I didn’t bring a rifle or a hunting license but I did bring a considerable amount of beer.
57. I believe you can be a Christian and still drink alcohol.
58. I’m glad trees are a renewable resource because aluminum baseball bats are just freakin’ wrong.
59. I’m hoping to visit England before I die.
60. I think the Global War on Terror should be renamed Civilization’s War Against Evil.
61. I laugh at Spongebob Squarepants
62. Before we got rid of our cassette collection I owned every Billy Joel album ever made, even some ones you never heard of.
63. I’ve flown an airplane.
64. I’m at the age where I’ll often involuntarily groan when I move to get up out of a chair.
65. I’ve decided to voluntarily stop doing that.
66. I think our country would be better off if a few more people were a little more judgmental.
67. I’ve travelled to quite a few places and I always try to sample the local food.
68. That didn’t work out so good for me in Korea.
69. I’m a dyslexic typist, for example I type ‘heor’ instead of ‘hero’ every single time, even just now.
70. Out of six billion people on the planet, I’m 100% convinced that my wife is the one single person God picked out for me before I was born.
71. There are people in Nova Scotia and Wales that I’ve never met but still consider very good friends.
72. I spend too much time on the internet.
73. I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as my lord and savior and I think you should too.
74. For a while I thought of making that number one on the list but I knew that too many people would stop reading as soon as they saw that.
75. I think that says more about them than it does about me.
76. I like maps and if it were entirely up to me that’s all we’d have on our walls.
77. I do not fold my underwear before tossing it into the drawer.
78. If I had to choose between accepting a promotion at work and going to the World Series my boss would be very unhappy with my decision.
79. I’ve been on stage at a comedy club.
80. People laughed uproariously and even invited me to their table after the show.
81. I was not on the showbill for the evening.
82. I’ve never been back to that comedy club.
83. I once shot a pigeon right through the eye from 75 feet away while it was hidden by a bunch of oak leaves.
84. I’ve eaten pan fried breast of pigeon.
85. I do not lie but I firmly believe that it’s appropriate to present the truth in the most favorable possible manor.
86. I do not suffer fools well.
87. I’m getting better at hiding that fact.
88. People think I’m more organized than I actually am.
89. I never disabuse those people of that notion since they are often my employers.
90. I’ve done something that, if caught, would have landed me a night in jail.
91. I believe you can be a Christian and still drink alcohol.
92. I absolutely hate to repeat myself.
93. I’m an excellent marksman with 5 expert badges from the various Marine Corps rifle ranges I’ve shot.
94. That’s never come in handy.
95. My first car was a 1970 Chevy Malibu.
96. I never use that as a security question for online banking.
97. I hate BBQ ribs.
98. I used to be able to play the guitar and the harmonica.
99. I could probably still fake it on the harmonica if I could just find the bloody thing.
100. Three statements on this list are not entirely accurate.


Two Write Hands said...

Wow, thanks for the compliment! I don't suppose you're going to elaborate on #100?

I don't fold my underwear either, but I do fold my husband's. I must really love him, huh? :)

Great list.

Allie Boniface said...

OK, I seriously love this list. Really. Though I'm doubting the accuracy of more than 3 right at this moment...

Scriptorius Rex said...

Hey now, I've reviewed the list and I'm sticking with three things. It all depends on your definition of 'entirely accurate'. ;)

Seren said...

#101. My four clever, witty, handsome/beautiful, creative, adorable children have inherited all my best character traits.

#102. Modesty suits me.

Erm, this friend from Wales you've never met - if you get to England before you die, you might, just possibly, achieve that.

Howard von Darkmoor said...


Scriptorius Rex said...

Howard, you have correctly guessed only one of the three things. Thank you for playing. Next contestant?

Seren said...

If 'entirely accurate' equates with 'an-ever-so-slight exaggeration' then I plump for #19!

Scriptorius Rex said...

What, you don't think I'm smarter than 50% of the population? You haven't spent enough time around a Wal-Mart.

Scriptorius Rex said...

Actually I think it's funny that I got that stat wrong. The 145 to 160 range puts me in the top two percent or so. (But you'd never know it.)

seren said...

YOu said this:

I think I am more clever than I actually am.

and then this:

My IQ is about 145 to 160 depending on the test.

which led me to the conclusion that somewhere along the line there was a slight discrepancy between the two statements.

Scriptorius Rex said...

What I meant was I have a slight superiority complex.

Tanya said...

I popped over from CW and have enjoyed browsing your site.

This list is great. :) Now I'll have to start one of my own. How fun!

Scriptorius Rex said...

The list was quite fun, however the list of 1000 things became very grueling.

Edwina Perkins said...

I really enjoyed reading your list!

Jeff Draper said...

I'm glad you liked it. Interesting how this post still gets a few hits every now and again.

nissa-amas-katoj said...

I find that having thirty cats means never having to eat panfried breast of pigeon.